Business owners looking for inspiration should look no further than Caine Monroy.
His business, Caine’s Arcade, was built on sweat, ingenuity and — cardboard boxes.
That’s right, an arcade made from cardboard boxes left over from his dad’s used-car parts business, Smart Parts Aftermarket.
A short film, "Caine’s Arcade", tells the 9-year-old’s story.
Caine, his dad George says, loves arcades, and the games, so the boy decided to build one of his own in the front of dad’s shop in East Los Angeles.
Caine created an elaborate game center, with ticket dispensers — he sits inside the box and shoves tickets out as players score points — and prizes culled from his old Hot Wheels collection.